The Forging Of Steel

: The Working Of Steel

So much depends upon the forging of steel that this operation must

be carefully supervised. This is especially true because of the

tendency to place unskilled and ignorant men as furnace-tenders

and hammer men. The main points to be supervised are the slow and

careful heating to the proper temperature; forging must be continued

at a proper rate to the correct temperature. The bar of stock from

which a forging was made may have had a fairly good structure, but

if the details of the working are not carefully watched, a seamy,

split article of no value may easily result.